Silky smooth and a little sweet, and its Whole30!
I love sweet potatoes. They are so versatile. I will eat them roasted, baked, mashed, smashed, in a soup, in a pudding or a pie, and even in a smoothie. Thank you Salt & Straw for putting them in an ice cream. I mean they are the perfect vegetable in my opinion.They have a wonderfully natural sweetness, and can be eaten morning, noon, and night.
This Sweet Potato Pudding is incredibly easy to make, and it only has 3 ingredients (note - I'm not including seasonings as ingredients). Any kind of sweet potato will work. Japanese yams, garnet sweet potatoes, jeweled sweet potatoes, or even purple sweet potatoes - the recipe stays the same.
I cook them briefly in my InstantPot with the skins on. Once they are cool enough to handle, I peel the skins off and add them to a blender or food processor with, almond milk, almond butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Process it on high for 30 seconds, and you're done. This pudding can be eaten warm or cold, with fruit and nuts, or on its own. Feel free to skip the spices, and top it with something savory - bacon, breakfast sausage, hard boiled eggs - I promise you all of these options are delicious.
I am currently on day 10 of the January Whole30 and if you've ever done a Whole30 it is at about this point in the journey where you refuse to eat another egg for breakfast. This sweet potato pudding is a great addition to your breakfast rotation. It is filling and delicious, and the best part, there are no eggs. They contain many health benefits, and I stay full for quite a while after I eat this meal. Honestly, this recipe is just so good, I eat it even when I'm not on Whole30. It's great to make on a meal prep day, and to have it for breakfast or as a snack for the rest of the week.
Let's also take a second to talk about the health benefits of sweet potatoes (I'm obsessed can't you tell?). Sweet potatoes are an amazing nutrient-dense root vegetable, and including them in your healthy diet is a step in the right direction. The garnet and purple sweet potatoes are high in antioxidants that protect your body from free radicals. Furthermore the fiber and the antioxidants help to promote gut health. They are filling and delicious, and they're good for you - sounds like a win win to me!